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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:What a joke (153 comments)

Claims are that it didn't source physically in NK. It's not the first time (making an assumption here that it actually was them) they've done shit outside of their actual boarders.

7 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:what do (153 comments)

Really? Who runs the "US Propaganda machine"? You've been watching too much Wizard of Oz, and there's nobody behind your imaginary curtain.

7 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"We didn't do it. Shutup or we'll do it again." (153 comments)

There isnt a shred of evidence tying the DPRK to this hacking and yet they get all the blame.

Incorrect, but I will agree that what's been provided is not conclusive, and weak. And, I stopped trusting the government commentary long before WMD were claimed to exist in Iraq. I ***hope*** that they're basing their findings on more than just this. But I also know that evidence can't always be made public because it can reveal sources of intelligence, and make them unusable. So, who should we believe, a clearly evil dictator, or a federal agency that for the most part has a pretty good track record. Well, short of us declaring war, I think I'll go with the feds...thanks for playing.

        Technical analysis of the data deletion malware used in this attack revealed links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed. For example, there were similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.
        The FBI also observed significant overlap between the infrastructure used in this attack and other malicious cyber activity the U.S. government has previously linked directly to North Korea. For example, the FBI discovered that several Internet protocol (IP) addresses associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hardcoded into the data deletion malware used in this attack.
        Separately, the tools used in the SPE attack have similarities to a cyber attack in March of last year against South Korean banks and media outlets, which was carried out by North Korea.

7 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:Good luck with that... (153 comments)

You have nothing to base your supposition on, other than pure speculation.

8 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:Not like... (153 comments)

Um, they did. We're over it.

8 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

Yeah, this is funny, right?

Wikipedia:
Estimates of the death toll vary widely. Out of a total population of approximately 22 million, somewhere between 240,000 and 3,500,000 North Koreans died from starvation or hunger-related illnesses, with the deaths peaking in 1997.

The International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) estimates that over 10,000 people die in North Korean prison camps every year

North Korean defectors have provided detailed testimonies on the existence of the total control zones where abuses such as torture, starvation, rape, murder, medical experimentation, forced labor, and forced abortions have been reported.

8 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

It's not a like-or-hate choice. We might think the U.S.A. is arrogant and still count them as friendly.

And, while our actions as a nation frequently are arrogant, we end up being expected to take action around the globe simply because nobody else is willing and able. I would personally prefer the "walk softly, and carry a big stick" approach. It seems similar to the issues the US is going through with police right now...many see them as overreaching, and overreacting, but we sure don't want to be without them.

8 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

The proper form of address to people using either term is "ass hat."

A.K.A Anonymous Coward

9 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

"Both sides are as bad as each other"???

Seriously? Go learn something about DPRK before you speak out of your ass again. There is no comparison.

9 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

Um, because there was a significant financial impact, as well as impact on many employees...would you like to be a Sony employee right now? Not to mention, the "9/11 style" threat. And, while we're all pretty sure that threat is BS, it wouldn't take much to actually do something serious.

Oh, and what the fuck are you talking about? There's no comparison between federal agency spying (as done by all countries), and attacking an industry in another country, and making threats against civilians.

9 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

Really? Where do you get this? Do you have any credible source?

9 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

"The US" is not a monolith. It doesn't have one voice, and one opinion. People speak out both for and against this movie, flag burning as free speech, and a variety of other issues.

So, while I'm here, I'll just give my own $.02 on the movie. I think it's a mean and stupid thing to make a movie about killing someone, anyone, including an evil dictator. And while I'm a strong proponent of the freedom of speech, that freedom stops at the point where it impacts the freedom of others.

9 hours ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

dcw3 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

Inciting a riot != freedom of speech.

11 hours ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

dcw3 Re:Land of the free (575 comments)

Well, now you're just replying as if I had implied the opposite to an obvious portion of the rant, rather than the assumption, which was clearly my point. And, just in case it wasn't obvious to you, the assumption portion I'm referring to is "It might make you feel safer to have one as well, but it doesn't actually MAKE you any safer." No go back under your rock.

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

dcw3 Re: Land of the free (575 comments)

The insurance company would win that battle in court.

4 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

dcw3 Re:Land of the free (575 comments)

Welcome to Detroit.

4 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

dcw3 Re:Land of the free (575 comments)

You've obviously never experienced a situation where you'd actually need to defend yourself. I've lived in areas where I've had shots fired in the apartment upstairs in one instance, a TV stolen from our house in another, and a multitude of crime in the area. If you think it's irrational, then you're an idiot.

4 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

dcw3 Re:Land of the free (575 comments)

Your assumptions are not backed up by the facts.

4 days ago

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